The map-reduce is not the territory

AI has the potential to run our lives. We shouldn’t let it.

Ben Werdmuller
6 min readOct 23, 2023

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Someone holding an old-fashioned compass in Yosemite.

There are two ways to use GPS navigation in a car:

The first is to use the directions as gospel. The system has found the right path for you to take; you need to follow them if you’re going to get to your destination.

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Ben Werdmuller

Writer: of code, fiction, and strategy. Trying to work for social good.